E Y E O N A R B O N N E
Our Arbonne story is all about our journey of faith. Finding success
with Arbonne begins by making a decision and putting your faith
into taking a chance on a journey with so many possibilities. When
we decided to become members of the Arbonne family in June
2005, we knew where we wanted to end up, but we never knew
how far we would come.
I had been a hairdresser for almost eight years. My income was better
than average, but I worked 40–50 hours a week and it was all
on my feet. If I did not go to work, I did not get paid. I never got to
spend time with my husband or my three children, Breanna, 15,
Jacob, 13 and Savanna, 3. Family time often consisted of passing
my husband and children in the hall for a brief exchange. I always
felt a pressure, a knot in my stomach. There had to be something
more to life than this. There had to be a better way.
My husband, Bob, had been in the mortgage industry for a few
years. He was the epitome of an entrepreneur. He had owned many
businesses over the years and had been very successful with network-marketing
businesses in the past. He was a firm believer that
these types of businesses were the only way we could truly have the
potential to build income and have the time to enjoy it.
Thanks to the persistence of our sponsor, NVP Amme Weilert, we
made the decision to jump on board with Arbonne. Amme had
been talking to us about Arbonne every four weeks for a year and
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Independent Consultants, Regional Vice Presidents
Bob and Michelle Schaffer Region; Murrieta, CA
a half. She was one of my salon clients and great friends. Even
though I was a loyal Arbonne product user, I never saw myself
building a business with it. It had been the desire of my heart to
eventually work side-by-side with my husband, and I knew he would
never want to “sell lipstick.” So when I signed up to do Arbonne, the
plan was that it would be my little “hobby,” while he would continue
to do what he had been doing.
That plan quickly changed. God had closed many doors for us,
Bob and Michelle with children, Breanna, Jake and Savanna. Bob and Michelle with their new Mercedes-Benz S500.
Have the faith and the courage
to evoke a change in your life.
when this Arbonne door swung wide open! We knew right away
this was the direction we should go. Our team grew rapidly, as the
Arbonne fever spread. We teamed up with wonderful people, all
looking for a better future. Arm in arm, we moved forward at full
speed and we have never looked back. We finally had the hope
that something better was possible. We remembered what our
You see, your life is about choices. Your attitude is a choice. What
you do with your time is a choice. Making changes is a choice. We
all have a sad story. We all have obstacles. But you cannot expect
to achieve a different outcome in your life if you never make changes.
A quote from our favorite book instructs us to put our faith in God’s
plan even when we are uncertain as to what that might be. We
started this journey on faith and on faith we have both retired from
our previous careers and now run our Arbonne business full time.
Our lives have completely changed and we are so grateful!
We want to thank God for all of the doors he closed, and especially
for the new ones that opened. We want to thank Him for all of the
trials we have been through, and we are so grateful for the journey.
We want to thank our amazing Arbonne family and team. The relationships
we have built with you are worth the most to us. We will
walk this road with each of you until you reach your goals.
To Chris and Amme Weilert: Thank you for pioneering the Believe
Inc. Nation. Your vision helped us believe it could be done. To AM
Christine Mapes and AMs Peter and Velma Hansen: You inspire us
and we love you. Thank you for your leadership. Your teams are
lucky to have you, and so are we. To AMs-in-qualification Dani Ross
and Jennifer Carlton: Thank you. It was with you this whole business
got started. We cannot wait to shop for Mercedes-Benzes with both
of you. To all of the DMs: Your freedom is right around the corner.
We thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts.
Bob and Michelle with AMs, Pete and Velma Hansen and EAM Christine Mapes.
Some of Michelle and Bob’s DMs.
To our children: Thank you for all of your help and patience.
Without your complete support, we would not have been able to do
this. The three of you are Why we do this.
To my husband, Bob: You showed me that true love is real. It is only
because of you, your knowledge and your complete support that we
are here. You are the best part of me. I am proud to finally be able
to work with you. You are a true leader and a true example to
everyone on our team. I love you with every fiber of my being.
To my wife, Michelle: There are no words to express what you mean
to us. Because of you, I am dreaming again. You have inspired me
to reach further than I have ever reached. Your amazing drive and
love for our family has changed me. I am so happy to be working
with you, and with Arbonne. I love you.
Our message to anyone who reads this is: First of all, you have the
power to evoke a change in your life. When you find the leadership
inside of yourself, you will also have the power to evoke a change
in others. Our advice is to take this “gift” right now. Opportunity
truly only comes into your life a few times. This could be one of those
times. Just remember, there are no lost opportunities because someone
will take the ones you miss. Do not miss out!
Some of the Schaffer Region.
Bob and Michelle with sponsor,
NVP Amme Weilert.
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
EYE ON ARBONNE | FEBRUARY 2006